Cécile Camberlin

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AIMS To assess the outcome and costs of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) after initial admission to hospitals with or without catheterization facilities in Belgium. METHODS AND RESULTS From a nationwide hospital register, we retrieved the data of 34 961 patients discharged during 1999-2001 with a principal diagnosis of AMI. They were(More)
Objective To assess the cost-effectiveness of cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) both with CRT-P (biventricular pacemaker only) and with CRT-D (biventricular pacemaker with defibrillator) in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III/IV from a Belgian healthcare-payer perspective. Methods A lifetime Markov model was designed(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to develop a methodology for calculating the need for positron emission tomography (PET) scanners in a country and illustrate this methodology for Belgium. METHODS First, levels of evidence were assigned to PET in different indications according to a standard hierarchical classification system. The level reached(More)
In order to provide some answers to the much debated subject of the consequences of the Chernobyl accident, this study attempts to measure the incidence of surgically removed thyroid cancers in Belgium ten years following the explosion. The analysis was made from the hospital discharge data between 1993 and 1998. It offers the advantage of national coverage(More)
This study aimed at developing and measuring quality indicators for oesophageal cancer (OC) and gastric cancer (GC) and to support quality improvement for practitioners. Quality indicators were identified from a systematic literature search including clinical guidelines. The selection process involved experts evaluating relevance, reliability,(More)
Following the commitments of the Tallinn Charter, Belgium publishes the second report on the performance of its health system. A set of 74 measurable indicators is analysed, and results are interpreted following the five dimensions of the conceptual framework: accessibility, quality of care, efficiency, sustainability and equity. All domains of care are(More)
The relationship between provider volume and short term complications after an elective total hip replacement was studied on Belgian hospital discharge administrative database from 2004. The analysis included 11 856 patients. Hospitals were classified in low-volume (< or = 60/interventions per year), medium volume (61-110) or high volume (>110). Surgeons(More)
Inappropriate use of antibiotics can induce antibiotic resistance, treatment failure, increased costs and even mortality. We developed a methodology for measuring guideline compliance of hospital antibiotic prescriptions in community-acquired acute pyelonephritis in Belgium. The claims and clinical data of all Belgian hospitalizations for community-acquired(More)
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